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30th May 2020 

Welcome to my website

Welcome to my website. I hope you'll find the site is useful.

During these difficult times, I can offer you online counselling sessions safe in your own surroundings. Please contact me for more details.

I offer Counselling, EMDR and Psychotherapy services in Guiseley, which is close to Cookridge, Ilkley, Horsforth, Rawdon, Otley, Apperley Bridge, Pudsey, and Menston, areas of Leeds and Bradford. So if you feel you could benefit from therapy and you're within reach of these areas, do contact me. I'm happy to discuss meeting, without any pressure or obligation. See my Contact page for my location, fees and other practical information.

I also offer counselling/ psychotherapy for clients covered by BUPA insurance and I work as an EAP provider for care first.

I have a wealth of experience of working in the following services:
Leeds Mind,
Bradford university counselling service,
Refugees social services,
Leeds city council,
and in Private practice since 2010 in Cookridge, Guiseley, Ikley, Horsforth, Apperley Bridge and many geographical surronding areas.

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What do I offer?

I am a humanistic psychotherapist, offering support to people who experience difficulties living a life which holds meaning for them. A loss of meaning and purpose can often arise due to experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, low self-esteem, anger, relationship difficulties and more. Equally, these symptoms can manifest in a loss of joy, excitement , direction, hopelessness and a feeling of detachment.

I hold a post graduate diploma in person centred psychotherapy and I also offer attachment focused EMDR for which I am trained in. I will also draw on other ways of working which is unique to each individual.

My interest in psychotherapy began many years ago as a result of experiencing low self-esteem and symptoms of trauma. I have since trained in numerous approaches such as neuroscience of trauma, emotion focused therapy, compassion focused therapy, somatic psychology and more.

Underpinning my practice is the deep belief I hold that human beings have immense inner resources which, when provided with the right conditions, can be brought to the surface. This in turn, can help many of us lead a much more satisfying life with greater personal insight and a sense of empowerment. I am a transparent and ethical practitioner and I value equalising the therapeutic relationship, by offering you the space to be heard, respected, accepted non-judgmentally and I will endeavour to place myself in your shoes, to the best of my ability.

Equally, I am creative in my approach and love the career path I have chosen. Therefore, you can rest in the knowledge that I will have your best interest at heart.

Creative approaches can be incorporated into EMDR and enable you to manage anxiety symptoms, feelings of depression, panic attacks, negative rumination and more.

I can assist you with a wide range of issues including:

• Anxiety • Trauma • PTSD • Abuse • Relationship difficulties • Work related issues • Bereavement • Stress • Depression • Phobias • Post-natal depression • Sexuality • Drug misuse • Life coaching •

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Client Testimonies …

"Thanks for helping me through the struggles and coming to the realisation that I have now. I'm a completely different person, the person I want to be."

"I'm so grateful for everything you've done and you taught me so much about myself and how I work. You're a true angel and I'm so glad to have met you."

"Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I can face the world and myself with greater confidence and happiness now."

“I am very grateful that you have provided me with space that is safe, accepting, feelings-based, caring, and kindly. This has allowed me to further explore aspects of myself, about which I was initially fearful and ashamed. As I have integrated these aspects as an on-going process, I have become a stronger and better person. Thank you!”

If you should decide that you would like to talk to me. Please do so by phone on 07565215564 or contact me by email. I'm happy to discuss whether counselling is suitable, or make an appointment for our first session if you wish. There are more details on my Contact page.